The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 7
Episode 7
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Tokyo District Preliminary arc

The Two Ryomas("二人のリョーマ", Futari no Ryōma) is the seventh episode of the series and the seventh in the Intraschool Ranking arc.

The opening song is "Future" by Hiro-X and ending is "You Got Game" by Kimeru.


Ryoma Echizen’s match against Sadaharu Inui finally begins, and Ryoma needs to win in order to secure his position as regular. Although Ryoma is playing fairly well, Inui can foresee all of his movements after collecting precise data, leaving the Seigaku freshman in a muddle. However, it seems Ryoma may have a plan up his sleeve. Also, Ryoma finally shows some interest in Seigaku.

Characters Introduced

  • No notable characters were introduced in this episode

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • Data Tennis (Inui)

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 12: Still Two Balls Lefts
  • Chapter 13: Pride of a Third Year